It would appear there is a thing on TV tonight that some folks may be interested in.
.@realDonaldTrump Glad you'll be watching. It's going to be "huge."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 13, 2015
Assuming yelling matches are your idea of a swell time, here are a few ways to enhance your viewing experience as the Democratic presidential candidates take the stage. Booze Crews The troublemakers at Cloture Club have prepared a little diversion for tonight’s partisan brawl.
Make plans to call in dead tomorrow should Hillary Rodham Clinton et al. spend a lot of time jawboning about Obamacare, Trump or the GOP “war on ANYTHING.”
Get Social All six Busboys and Poets locations are expected to broadcast the CNN/Facebook primary debate on giant screens beginning promptly at 8 p.m.
The left-leaning establishment has also whipped up a specialty cocktail, the Demo Blue — featuring coconut rum, blue Curacao and pineapple juice — to help spice up the evening.
Vote With Your Wallet The National Press Club (529 14th St., NW) will open up its conference rooms for live watch parties . The general public can join in for $15 a pop, while members will be admitted for $10.
The club will also be serving specialty drinks ($6) pegged to each candidate, including:
- The Hillary – Brooklyn Lager brought to you by a remote server
- The Bernie – Stolichnaya, with a drop of Vermont maple syrup
- The O’Malley – Irish coffee (decaf)
- The Webb – Old Dominion Pale Ale
- The Chafee – Sea Breeze
Doors to the general admission event are scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. Confidence is high seasoned journos are pregaming at The Reliable Source even as we speak...
Brand Building Network For Progress is hosting a mixer/watch party at Open Gov Hub (1110 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 500).
“The theme of our event is to remind activists that ‘Yes YOU Can’ grab the torch to help create the next generation of 21st Century Movement-building,” organizers espouse online. Campaign staffers for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley are expected to attend.
The party kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and rolls right through the final mic drop.
Bern It Down Supporters of Vermont Independent Bernard Sanders are expected to open up their homes and take to the streets Tuesday night.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is planning to show the dark horse candidate some love via an event at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., NW; try the arepas !). Hillites looking to stay closer to home can catch all the rhetorical action at Lola’s (711 Eighth St., NE).
Play the Odds Political prognosticator PredictIt plans to take up residence at Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Ave., NE) for another evening of pol positioning.
“Traders gather around the TVs outside and make trades as the debate is happening ... and talk smack to one another about who's going to make the most,” a PredictIt aide said of the experimental investment program.
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